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    It was 98 degrees yesterday, but biked down to my fave buying emporium.

    Ran into a record collecting/vendor friend who was so happy that he'd just found and bought 18 pounds of mint, classic Jazz records. Good omen.

    He and I were the only ones grabbing vinyl as somehow the LP sharks were not in attendance that day. So I grab a nice gore-tex jacket and hear a
    "Tom, over here NOW" . Another bin of vinyl rolling out.

    He scoops them and I selectively nab some. All seems to be from one donor. Mostly original classic Jazz in mint condition . I do grab an Australian Donovan LP , an "Iron Butterfly LIVE" (the LIVE inna-godda-da-vida" is better than the studio one, and 2 minutes longer) , and a Steve Miller "Brave New World" , some BlueNote jazz's , jazz with OBI's . Only 6 pounds. Did get a 1962 mono Billie Holiday album in super shape.

    My friend nabs 43 pounds . We combine at the register, so only $1/pound. Later on, lots of bike parts (pumps, pedals, gauges, bags) come my way.

    As I'm getting ready to leave, a Russian friend comes over and plops a Western Digital USB external drive in my hands. From the model number appears to be 1 TB. Oh well, another $5.

    Got home, plugged it in to test , comes up great. 600 GB free. Out of the 400 used, 300 is downloaded music from Itunes & Amazon (tunes that I actually listen to) and 100 GB of installer software (CS6, ACDsee 14, ISOs of W7,W8,W10, Office ..etc..etc) ...looks like 5 guys shared this networked drive. Guess it was worth my 5 ?

    selling any 1 of the bike items will more than cover the entire cost of the day.

    Later: 128-H's gone
    “If you think that’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever heard,
    just wait a couple minutes!”

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    NO audio today

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    but never expected to find one of these ....

    I know Loach71 knows what it is ...... too .....
    looks like I can't list on CL. Where is best place to sell ???

    oh yeah, also picked up a very nice HP41CX with case.
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    Woo ya

    Quote Originally Posted by SEAWOLF97 View Post
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    but never expected to find one of these ....

    I know Loach71 knows what it is ...... too .....
    looks like I can't list on CL. Where is best place to sell ???

    oh yeah, also picked up a very nice HP41CX with case.

    Poodle shooter parts...
    Amazed I'm still alive!
    Tim

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    weather was passable yesterday ,

    Summer seems to have ended Sept,1

    Biked down to my fave grabb-o-rama store
    (inventory changes hourly, new tables come out & everybody
    goes full piranha mode)

    anyway,, tables rolled out and there were a pair of JBL Venue STAGE
    tower speakers in nice condition. I got 1 and a Russian friend got the other.
    Looked it over ... made in Ch1na -yuk , 6.5 LF , yuk ..etc. couldn't get very excited
    and gave mine over to him. He got a price from a wandering manager of $25.

    http://www.jbl.com.my/stage-bk-venue...peaker-24.html

    it was prolly a decent deal, but checked online today and they were only $118 each..NEW.

    http://salestores.com/jblstage.html

    later on a table stopped in front of me and I recognized the bottom of a Marantz receiver, in it's wood case. Grabbed that one quickly. BUT , it was only a 2216 , broken off balance slider , bent shafts , although in nice condition before GW damaged it. Reluctantly threw it back too.

    At least I ended up with a nice Signet phono cart
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    Quote Originally Posted by loach71 View Post
    Poodle shooter parts...
    One of those Poodle shooters can knock down a Loach ?
    “If you think that’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever heard,
    just wait a couple minutes!”

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    Grabbed a nice little (21 pounds - each) pair of these B&W's
    yesterday. Everything in good shape, should be easy
    renew.
    Sound pretty good, except the 8 only goes to 70hz. Did
    present very full with little JBL sub added.
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    Yes

    Quote Originally Posted by SEAWOLF97 View Post
    One of those Poodle shooters can knock down a Loach ?
    Yes -- if it hits the tail rotor!
    Amazed I'm still alive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by loach71 View Post
    Yes -- if it hits the tail rotor!
    or a tranny fluid line ... tho that will just make a red light
    leading to an auto-rotation
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    no audio today on the ride ,

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    but DID haul (16 pounds and huge) this French wall clock . Web dates it from between 1915-1920 . Unusual that it has Westminster chime. Another Winter project.

    I like the Art Deco hands.
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    Could have bought a Phillips 578 amp today .... feared that it would be near $40, and so declined.
    Then they priced it at $10 , but I just wasn't jazzed up enough to warrant driving back tomorrow to p/u
    Did snag some GradoSR60's. Sound VG for cheap cans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SEAWOLF97 View Post
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    but DID haul (16 pounds and huge) this French wall clock . Web dates it from between 1915-1920 . Unusual that it has Westminster chime. Another Winter project.

    I like the Art Deco hands.
    Beautifull clock. Looks pretty much like the one that was at my grand-parents house in Normandy. They got it in the mid 1930s when they got married.
    I will always remember the chiming... ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee in Montreal View Post
    Beautifull clock. Looks pretty much like the one that was at my grand-parents house in Normandy. They got it in the mid 1930s when they got married.
    I will always remember the chiming... ;-)
    thanks Lee

    about 30 years ago , when Brits started upgrading their home furnishings and Americans started importing their castoffs (great cabinetry & veneers ) , I found a beautiful Camelback mantel clock. Didn't run (it had a retirement plaque from the London Post Office 1921) and I kinda taught myself repair/reconditioning. Pulled the whole works apart (numbered each piece) cleaned and oiled (mineral oil) , reassembled and it ran great.

    Since then I've picked up too many older clocks and have them in a livingroom rotation , much like speakers. In fact speakers & clocks share some attributes.
    They both need periodic maintenance , cab tuneups and owners frequently part with them when they no longer perform as new.

    My addiction is fueled by the cheap prices that I can obtain clocks and I seem to get some comfort from the noises they make. Each has it's own personality and at night I can ID the individual chimes and determine who is running fast/slow and compensate in the morning.

    weird, huh ?
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    Angry NO audio, not even a clock

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    tho there was a nice wood Seikosha round school clock , but needed too much work..

    did grab this interesting German 2 speed breast drill in "almost new" condition. There is a US made one on eBay right now for $70.
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    audio today

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    boy , did I feel the weight on the ride home today ... if I told you how much I paid, it wouldn't be believed ... so I won't .
    Grew up with one of these starting at 12 y.o. It NEVER ran with the cover and always had fans blowing across it , but sounded good

    Not even going to plug it in ....

    I THINK it may be the original model (seems more sought after ?)
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    gambled $.44 on this today .... works great
    the bellows actually bounce up and down and the right
    music can get it to crab around the desk.

    rechargeable ..blutooth,usb,miniplug
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